My kitchen counter space is limited. Something was needed to store pretzels, cookies, sweetner packets, etc. A large cookie jar would have called attention to the lack of counters. These jars are perfect. Being square the fit together well and the clear glass reflects light and makes the space look more airy. The only downside is that the closers for the jars really are tight and a child might have trouble opening them...of course that may be an upside. The jars look exactly like the picture.